Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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Yeah
by peteo on Sat 14th Jul 2012 15:56 UTC
peteo
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2011-10-05

I agree that Metro has potential. Potential as a catastrophy for Microsoft.

I'm using it on a slate and occationally on my desktop, since I have to deal with it as a developer in the near future.

Basically, it's mostly a piece of crap, both technically and as a UI. It kinda works on the slate, but on the desktop, it's an absolutely nonsensical approach.

I tend to be pro-MS, but this is not going to be pretty.

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RE: Yeah
by toast88 on Sat 14th Jul 2012 21:15 in reply to "Yeah"
toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23


I'm using it on a slate and occationally on my desktop, since I have to deal with it as a developer in the near future.

Basically, it's mostly a piece of crap, both technically and as a UI. It kinda works on the slate, but on the desktop, it's an absolutely nonsensical approach.


I have installed Windows 8 on a tablet as well and while Metro works quite nicely on the tablet with the touch interface, using the desktop on the tablet is a complete PITA.

On the other hand, using Metro on a desktop computer with a mouse and keyboard is completely braindead.

Seriously, what where those people at Microsoft thinking?

Super-all-in-one solutions were never successful in the past. Or do you still see many people driving around with amphicars?

Adrian

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RE[2]: Yeah
by ze_jerkface on Mon 16th Jul 2012 00:19 in reply to "RE: Yeah"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22


On the other hand, using Metro on a desktop computer with a mouse and keyboard is completely braindead.

Seriously, what where those people at Microsoft thinking?


It's really just two people. The developers there would never vote for this crap.

It's Ballmer giving full reign to this clueless Steve Jobs wannabe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zxDa3t0fg

Two people are running Microsoft and that is why you have insanity.

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